By this time tomorrow night I'll be wandering around at Dutch visiting old friends from last year and introducing myself to our new Spoke n'Hot riders. It's an exciting evening for all, but especially so for the new Spokies. It can be a little intimidating when you step out of your comfort zone, especially when you join a Club, but the great thing is just how welcoming everyone is, especially when we have a glass of wine in our hands!
It should be a fun night. Freddy has arranged the wine and nibblies and is clearing out some space in the store. We try to keep things pretty light, we'll have conversations, a few draws for door prizes, meet each other and have a laugh or two. Freddy is giving away a $500 Gift card to the store and I'll be giving away a free membership to Spoke n'Hot and a couple of free entries to the Gran Fondo in August.
Paul posted an update on our Ride Leaders for 2017 on Facebook last week and most of them will be there. It's great to see more women taking over the role of Ride Leaders and helping to build the cycling community in Regina.
If you are a new rider we will have your jersey there for you to pick up. If you are a returning rider we will also have a small quantity of sleeveless jerseys available for purchase.
We officially start the evening at 6:30 but we'll have the doors open at 6:00. This is a purely social event so you do not need your bike! We'll have the Grand Prize draw by 7:45 and have you on your way home by 8:00, hopefully with a smile on your face.
Dutch Cycle, 1336 Lorne St, Regina, SK S4R 2K1
Theresa and I look forward to seeing you all again!
I tend to be the noisy one, Theresa and the Ride Leaders are the real story.